Hey x5! Where are you?

by Francois Joron

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Where are you?

I’m right here. Alive and kicking. I’m pretty happy too!

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What happened? Where’s my x5 feature?

Well, I got a new job that is absolutely amazing but a lot more demanding and time consuming. Between that, my family and, well, life, I haven’t had much time to dedicate quality thought to a weekly feature. What’s more, I actually need to play some games to talk about them. Don’t you think?

Also, during the last few of my weekly published features, I felt I was forcing myself to find something interesting to share and the x5 was becoming more of a news digest than a collection of curiosities, oddities and random thoughts about gaming, which was my initial vision.

The combination of all of these factors made me take a short break to reevaluate the purpose of the feature. Hence the absence of x5 these past few weeks.

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But, x5 will continue!

I will keep the x5 format, which I really like, but, from now on, I will only post sporadically at least once a month. Which will give me time to actually build more interesting, more personal features but also present specifically themed x5 posts dedicated to a certain subject (like this one), game (like this) or whatever I feel could be fun.

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Have you played any cool games lately?

I’ve played a few, but I haven’t dedicated myself to one certain game. I’ve been downloading quite a few small games lately and played them in short bursts. Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball, Yoshi’s New Island for the 3DS, NES Remix 2 and Color Zen for the Wii U and Retro/Grade for the PS3 topped my playtime for the last month or so. I’ve particularly been impressed by Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball and Color Zen lately.

Lightning balls!

Like many of you, I’m really looking forward to Mario Kart 8 as well as Tomodachi Life. With these games, along a few smaller downloads, I guess I’ll have a pretty sweet collection of games for my well-deserved summer vacations.

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So, what’s next?

Pretty soon, and by soon I mean within the next few days, I will post a x5 dedicated to Scram Kitty and His Buddy On Rails for the Wii U – not unlike what I did with Retro City Rampage DX for the 3DS. It’ll be fun since, with Scram Kitty, I’m pretty much outside my gaming comfort zone. Meanwhile, I must learn to save space kitties without failing to do so in most of my attempts.

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Don’t forget, you can drop me hints on my Twitter account. Also, you are welcome to send me a friend request on my Wii U, my Nintendo Network ID is Jorf-Jorf. My 3DS Friend Code is 5069-3920-3758. If you want to snoop at what I’m playing on PS3 my PSN ID is l_am_error. Have a great week!

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